Cascade Spice Japanese Iris
Iris ensata 'Cascade Spice'
Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.
|Botanical Pronunciation||EYE-ris en-SA-tuh|
|Lore||Japanese irises are typically the latest of iris to bloom, about a month after Siberian irises.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 24 to 36 in. tall, 18 in. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Spring and Summer|
|Design Ideas||Water iris will grow well in water gardens or in low, soggy ground. A great plant for backyard ponds or larger container water gardens.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Erosion Control, Very Wet Areas, Water Garden, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Flower & Rose Food|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, Clump Forming, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Naturalizes Well, Tolerates Wet Soils|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.|
|Key Feature||Showy Flowers for Wet Soils|
Provide organically rich, humusy, acidic, moisture retentive soil. Maintain evenly moist soil in first growing season to establish root system. Once established, tolerates soggy soils and standing water in growing season; reduce soil moisture in winter to prevent root rot. Remove old, faded foliage before new leaves emerge.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4 - 9